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[Florida] Appellate court affirms award for widower in cigarette case

denied the appeal from Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit that found in favor of a Florida man who sued the tobacco companies for hiding the dangers of smoking... The appellate court remanded the case back to trial court to “award compensatory d
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 2, 2018 08:59
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[UK, Florida] (ORDER LIST: 583 U.S.) MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018 (PDF)

CERTIORARI DENIED 17-415 R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO, ET AL. V. GRAHAM, TERESA
Supreme Court (UK)
added Jan 9, 2018 13:13
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[Florida] 2 law firms sanctioned $9.1M for 'immense waste of judicial resources' in tobacco litigation

The law firms “are held to account for the immense waste of judicial resources and contempt shown for the judicial process occasioned by maintaining over a thousand non-viable claims,” the order says. “Counsel evinced a conscious disregard of their profe
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:15
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. CINDY EVERS, Appellee.: Opinion filed September 15, 2017. (PDF)

Although we conclude that R.J. Reynolds waived its argument that the 1995 version of the statute still required imposition of a three-to-one cap on the punitive damages award, we alternatively hold that the trial court properly determined that clear an
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Sep 20, 2017 03:59
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[Florida] GENTILE V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL.

UPCOMING Trial 09/25/17 – . . . plaintiff claims defendants caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by concealing the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 18, 2017 23:34
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Rejects RJ Reynolds' Appeal Of $37M Award ($$)

Florida Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up an appeal...letting stand the $15 million in compensatory damages and $22.5 million in punitive damages that a Broward County jury awarded the family of Laura Grossman
Law360
added Sep 4, 2017 11:53
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. ROSE POLLARI Appellee (PDF)

Admitting the Reports at trial effectively presented the jury with the opinions and conclusions of numerous extra-judicial experts whom Defendants could not cross-examine.... “Because the battle of experts has become as much a part of a trial as the confl
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 1, 2017 01:25
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Bears Blame In $4M Cancer Verdict, Jury Says

for a smoker’s cigarette addiction and resulting death from throat cancer...verdict in favor of plaintiff Bertie Thomas, who had sued on behalf of the estate of her late husband, Marvin. The jury found R.J. Reynolds had worked to conceal smoking’s true da
Law360
added Aug 1, 2017 17:01
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates Full Verdict In Tobacco Death Suit ($$)

reversed a trial court’s decision to hold a new trial against a tobacco company on a product liability claim because the jury instructions did not mislead the jury; the panel reinstated the full verdict (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Paul R. Larkin, et al.
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 30, 2017 22:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., AND LIGGETT v. BOATRIGHT: ON PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW FROM A DECISION OF THE SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL (PDF)

THIS COURT HAS COMPELLING REASONS TO EXERCISE ITS JURISDICTION IN THIS CASE The impact of the Second District’s decision will extend far beyond Engle- progeny cases. The conflict between Boatright and Wheaton/Matte creates uncertainty as to whether Rule
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 28, 2017 13:42
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